George Jackson Hutchison (1896 – 1918), Donkey in a stable
George Jackson Hutchison (1896 - 1918)
Donkey in a stable
oil on board
30 x 40cm
From the artist's estate and thence by descent.
George was the only son of Robert Gemmel Hutchison, the celebrated Edinburgh artist. Both George and his sister Maud were artists like their father, George showed great talent from an early age and had a promising career ahead of him. His works were predominantly of animals and he conducted a series of works portraying a donkey in a stable, this is one from that series. George never had the opportunity to master his art because at the age of only 21 he died on the battlefields in 1918. In memory of George his sister Maud instigated the RSA to award the Maude Gemmell Hutchison Prize for the best painting or drawing of an animal in his memory.